Administration of meloxicam to cows experiencing dystocia does not increase the incidence of retained placenta

Kunz F., Koca D., Failing K., Wehrend A., Sendag S.

TIERAERZTLICHE PRAXIS AUSGABE GROSSTIERE NUTZTIERE, vol.47, no.5, pp.281-284, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/a-0986-3800
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-284
  • Keywords: Cow, dystocia, non-steroidal antiphlogistic drugs, retained placenta, MILK-PRODUCTION, DAIRY-COWS, CATTLE, PARTURITION, BEHAVIOR, DERMATITIS
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Objective The post partum use of analgesics in cows has increased in consequence to society's increased awareness of animal welfare. However, it is known that the post partum administration of a subset of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to cows may lead to an increased rate of retained placenta. Therefore, the aim of this study was clarify, whether a single administration of meloxicam to cows that experienced dystocia results in an increased rate of this disease.